Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor DAVID ESSEX OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years. The 21 date UK tour taking place in November will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire 50 year repertoire.
David first shot to fame when he went to an audition for the London production of the musical Godspell and was chosen by enthusiastic US producers for the role of Jesus. He received major awards and some ecstatic reviews which saw him lead a cast at the Roundhouse and then at the West End for two years.
Since then David Essex has enjoyed a remarkable career that has combined concerts, records, theatre, composing, films and television with striking success. He has written, recorded and produced albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. He’s also had twenty-three Top 30 singles in Britain alone. These include the Grammy© nominated Rock On which not only topped the charts in Britain and the USA but sold over one million copies. Subsequent singles followed such as Lamplight, Hold Me Close and Gonna Make You A Star which made David a household name. Mayhem ensued throughout the UK, with crowds for his concerts resembling Beatlemania and traffic stopping whenever he appeared.
David has continued to this day to produce and write albums including 2013’s Reflections and has contributed to stage and screen with the likes of Silver Dream Machine taken from Silver Dream Racer, in which he starred.
Acting credits also include That’ll Be The Day, its sequel Stardust, Traveller, The Guvnors, Black Prince and more recently BBC TV’s EastEnders as the head of the Moon family. Theatre credits include outstanding performances in Evita, Boogie Nights 2, Footloose, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects Of Love, plus his own musicals Mutiny! and All The Fun Of The Fair.
David is currently appearing at London’s Dominion Theatre in the stage version The War Of The Worlds as The Voice Of Humanity until April 30th. This is the first time since he recorded on the original double album in 1978 that he has appeared with the production. Lastly if that wasn’t enough, David has also written a bestselling poetry book Travelling Tinker Man & Other Rhymes plus two successful autobiographies A Charmed Life and Over The Moon, the latter a Number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.
David Essex is the only artiste in the world to have achieved success in all areas of entertainment and this new tour will celebrate just that. David is a unique talent who continues to break boundaries and has a success story that goes on and on and on. On the tour Essex said:
“I’m looking forward to getting back on the road with my band for probably my final concert tour, I’ll be missing you”
Tickets for David Essex’s November UK tour go onsale Friday 8th April at 10am via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Wed02 Nov 16Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Thu 03 Nov 16 Cardiff St David’s Hall
Sat 05 Nov 16 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sun 06 Nov 16 Sheffield City Hall
Mon 07 Nov 16 Southampton Mayflower Theatre
Tue 08 Nov 16 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Thu 10 Nov 16 Leicester De Montfort Hall
Fri 11 Nov 16 Newcastle City Hall
Sat 12 Nov 16 Hull City Hall
Sun 13 Nov 16 Glasgow Kings Theatre
Tue 15 Nov 16 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Wed 16 Nov 16 Ipswich Regent
Thu 17 Nov 16 Southend Cliff Pavilion
Fri 18 Nov 16 Bournemouth International Centre
Sun 20 Nov 16 London Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Mon 21 Nov 16Bristol Colston Hall
Tue 22 Nov 16 Oxford New Theatre
Thu 24 Nov 16 Stoke Regent Theatre
Fri 25 Nov 16 Harrogate International Centre
Sat 26 Nov 16 Blackpool Opera House
Sun 27 Nov 16 Wolverhampton Civic Hall